Preparatory Course for Master programmes – Natural Sciences

M. Sc. Advanced Materials, M. Sc. Biology, M. Sc. Biophysics, M. Sc. Chemical Engineering, M. Sc. Energy Science & Technology.

Ulm University focuses on life sciences, bio- and nanotechnologies as well as on energy conversion and storage. It has constantly obtained a high ranking for its academic research and quality of teaching. To improve the academic formation of its future graduates, our university offers a preparatory course for international students seeking admission in one the following English-taught master programmes: Advanced Materials, Biology, Biophysics, Chemical Engineering and Energy Science & Technology.

Each year we bring together very motivated and talented international students from different areas of Natural Sciences and Engineering. We want to ensure that all students start our programmes at the same level and will complete their master programme successfully. The pre-master course is for exceptional students wishing to get admission to one of our programmes, but appearing to have insufficient knowledge or skills in some particular areas.

You would like to join an interdisciplinary master and have a deep knowledge in a particular subject but you are still missing the basics of another one? This preparatory course is designed to give you confidence and enough academic skills to ensure that you will hit the ground running and make the most of your master!

Quick Info

Start of preparatory course: late August 2017

Duration: 6 weeks

Language of instruction: English

Application: included in your application for master programme

Purpose and Objectives

During the preparatory course, classes in physics, biology, chemistry and/or mathematics will be offered. Each student will be advised by the respective coordinator regarding which classes are to be attendend. Parallel to classes, there will be some practical lab training starts in physics, chemistry or biology in a state-of-the-art lab environment. Moreover, you will have enough time to get used to the life in a foreign country, before starting the full-time master programme. Parallel to the pre-master course there will be some intercultural activities intended to help you with the integration in a new cultural environment.